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3-Day Fat-Burning Meal Plan

3-Day Fat-Burning Meal Plan

At Lung Health Institute (LHI), our health care team knows a diet high in healthy fats can be helpful for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This type of diet can also be helpful for patients with other chronic lung diseases. However, you may...
How to Gear up for Spring Running With COPD

How to Gear up for Spring Running With COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung condition that will change your life if you have it, and I should know. Hello, there. My name is Russell Winwood, and I’m known as the COPD athlete. Since my own COPD diagnosis, I’ve been able to run...
Factors Used to Place Patients in COPD Stages

Factors Used to Place Patients in COPD Stages

If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may know that breath pushed out in 1 second, also called forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1), is a factor used to place patients in one of the 4 COPD stages. However, you may not be aware that there...
Lung-Healthy Popcorn Chicken Nuggets

Lung-Healthy Popcorn Chicken Nuggets

Popcorn chicken is a nostalgic food that takes many of us back to childhood. However, the traditional version with its carb-heavy flour and corn-oil-fried coating isn’t a good choice for chronic lung disease patients. Fortunately, the health care team at Lung Health...
Lung Health Institute Joined the Fight for Air Climb

Lung Health Institute Joined the Fight for Air Climb

The morning of April 6, a team of Lung Health Institute employees and their friends climbed 914 stairs (42 floors) in honor of patients who live with chronic lung disease every day. This year marks the 14th annual Fight for Air Climb in Tampa. Why the Fight for Air...
Sodium Pyruvate: A COPD Treatment to Watch?

Sodium Pyruvate: A COPD Treatment to Watch?

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be looking for natural treatment options for COPD. There are many vitamins, minerals and other natural compounds that have been shown to improve COPD symptoms, but one supplement that is being researched...
Exercise Benefits that Help COPD Patients

Exercise Benefits that Help COPD Patients

Regular exercise is something that almost everyone can benefit from. However, you may not think you can benefit from exercise if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but in fact, COPD patients may get some vital benefits from regular, low-impact...
4 Foods to Avoid if you Want to Decrease Mucus Production

4 Foods to Avoid if you Want to Decrease Mucus Production

When you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), your lungs can produce too much mucus. This makes it harder to breathe, which is a significant problem since the inflammation from COPD already causes shortness of breath. One way you can limit the production...
Symptoms of Lung-based Sarcoidosis

Symptoms of Lung-based Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis was first recognized in 1877 by an English physician named Jonathan Hutchinson, and originally, it was thought to be a painless form of skin disease. However, medical professionals have since learned that this condition can affect many organs, including...
2 Enjoyable Exercises for Patients with COPD

2 Enjoyable Exercises for Patients with COPD

Exercise can have a variety of benefits. It can help increase blood flow, lead to weight loss and reduce stress. However, if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may find it hard to convince yourself to exercise. Luckily, there are some fun...
The Lung Health Benefits of Turmeric

The Lung Health Benefits of Turmeric

Natural treatments are something that many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other chronic lung conditions are interested in exploring. Spices in food are a natural treatment that can work great for lung patients. They’re easy to add into...
Fish Oil: How It Can Help You Treat COPD

Fish Oil: How It Can Help You Treat COPD

If you’re someone who has been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may have heard that some supplements can benefit your condition. However, you may not know that one of the most important supplements on this list is fish oil. In fact,...
Lung Health Institute Offers Smoking Cessation Support

Lung Health Institute Offers Smoking Cessation Support

At Lung Health Institute, we want to help as many patients as possible make changes to their daily lives to support their lung health. We understand that tobacco and nicotine are major contributors to chronic lung disease. We also understand it’s very difficult to...
COPD Treatment: A Supplement that Can Help You

COPD Treatment: A Supplement that Can Help You

Patients who are living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be able to benefit from many forms of treatment. Traditionally, these include a wide range of prescription medications. However, there are also complementary treatments for COPD you may be...